Rural Cooperatives Magazine July/August 2000





FEATURES


On the Cover:
Pasta spirals down a loading chute for loading and shipping from Carrington, S.D., to food ingredient customers across the nation. Cooperatives such as Dakota Growers Pasta Co. spin off numerous economic and social benefits to rural communities, according to a new USDA sponsored study. Story on page 16. Photo courtesy Dakota Growers Pasta Co.




When the lights came on
USDA program brought electricity and a better way of life to
rural America


Dan Campbell
Pamela J. Karg

Tri Valley Growers files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Dan Campbell

History of NFO charts farm protest movement

Co-op communicators honored

USDA, Commerce join forces to boost early warning system

Generating rural progress
Study finds that new-generation and traditional co-ops
have major beneficial impacts on rural communities


Patrick Duffey

How well are dairy cooperatives performing?

Carolyn Liebrand


DEPARTMENTS

COMMENTARY
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MANAGEMENT TIP
NEWSLINE




Dan Glickman,, Secretary of Agriculture

Jill Long Thompson, Under Secretary, Rural Development

Wilbur Peer, , Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Gladys Rodriguez, Director, Public Affairs

Dan Campbell, Managing Editor

Vision 2000/Kota, Design

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